Teen driver and passenger die while Live Streaming On Facebook

A teen driver live-streamed the moments leading up to her death when a tractor-trailer rammed into the back of her car killing her and a passenger instantly on a Pennsylvania highway, state police said.

Brooke Miranda Hughes, 18, was driving slowly on the southbound right lane on Interstate 380 near Tobyhanna when she was broadcasting a Facebook Live video just after midnight Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania State Police, The Times-Tribune reported.

“Are you going live?” asked Hughes’ friend and passenger, Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19.

Hughes barely had time to answer when tractor-trailer lights glared into her car and crushed the teens followed by the sound of screeching tires.

The live-stream went black for seven minutes, and at the end, the video depicted a man with a blurred face talking.

The video was then mysteriously posted by an unknown person and not by Hughes.

The driver — Michael Jay Parks — was not injured. It was not immediately clear if he would face charges.


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